MSI MPG Z690 Carbon EK X Review 5

MSI MPG Z690 Carbon EK X Review

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Packaging and Contents


MSI uses the same box design as the Carbon WiFi edition, with lots of flare and purple and blue hues across the bottom half. One corner has the product name, with logos filling the remaining sections.

The back of the box is the only place EK Quantum waterblocks are mentioned. Since this is a collaboration between EKWB and MSI, related specifications are found to the left of the depiction of the motherboard. On the other side, little tidbits related to the monoblock are found, like RGB lighting and full VRM coverage.



The included accessories consist of everything necessary, with the manual, SATA and ARGB extension cables, and Wi-Fi antenna, to name a few. It even comes with an EK Leak tester, which is a nice addition for those who like to make doubly sure the loop can hold pressure, being leak-free, before powering the system up.

The full list of accessories includes:
  • User manual
  • Quick installation guide
  • USB drive (drivers/software)
  • SATA 6 Gb/s cables
  • LED JRGB Y cable
  • LED JCORSAIR cable
  • LED JRAINBOW cable
  • Wi-Fi antenna
  • Case badge
  • EZ M.2 clip
  • MPG stickers
  • Product registration card
  • Small screwdriver set
  • Small brush
  • EK leak tester
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